I’ve long wondered if cartoons messed with my mind as a child.
I watched a lot of different kinds and genres, so it was never clear to me if I had been influenced by them or not, but I think that’s because I consumed such a heavy volume that differentiating their influences was impossible.
One cartoon that struck me recently and gave me pause was Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts.” My son and I were watching a holiday special. Charlie Brown was busy being his standard “woe is me” self. Following a conversation with a friend on Twitter, we really got into the nitty gritty about the show.
I used to think I was Charlie Brown. Weird, right?
So, I decided to assess each character anew, and I think I’ve determined who I most closely resemble. Which one? THAT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS…
But what about you? Which character are you? Think of this as a faux personality test. Hell, it’s probably better than the ones they use at schools.
Charlie Brown 1 of 9Strengths: Sentimental, Loyal
Weaknesses: Self-obsessed, Depressive, Easily discouraged, Worrier, Hyper-analytical of events and people
Snoopy 2 of 9Strengths: Extroverted, Leadership, Playful
Weaknesses: Boastful, Attention-hungry, Aggressive, Some pathological lying.
Linus 3 of 9Strengths: Insightful, Diplomatic, Perceptive, Open-Minded
Weaknesses: Overly-attached, Insecure, Sensitive, Pontificating, Shy
Lucy 4 of 9Strengths: ?
Weaknesses: Controlling, Disagreeable, Bossy, Manipulative, Mocking, Hostile, Domineering, Fault-finding
Schroeder 5 of 9Strengths: Creative, Diligent
Weaknesses: Solitary, Unemotional, Repressed, Obsessive, Stoic
Peppermint Patty 6 of 9Strengths: Skilled, Goal-oriented, Assertive
Weaknesses: Overbearing, Competitive, Troublemaking, Narcoleptic
Pigpen 7 of 9Strengths: Organic
Weaknesses: Poor hygiene, Lazy, Clumsy, Unaware
Marcie 8 of 9Strengths: Devoted, Sarcastic, Booksmart, Linguist
Weaknesses: Suggestible, Unexpressive, Sociopathic, Possible Serial Killer
Adults 9 of 9Strengths: Unassuming
Weaknesses: Mumbling, Ambiguous
And in case you need one more thing to make your day, how about this version of the “Harlem Shake” with all the Peanuts Characters. You’re welcome
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